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The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks

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The first thing you should read about cybersecurity this week, if you somehow haven’t already, is this in-depth look at Olympic Destroyer, the malware that plagued the Pyeongchang Olympics. An excerpt from WIRED senior writer Andy Greenberg’s upcoming book Sandworm, the feature from our November issue details how investigators figured out who was behind the […]

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Apple’s Good Intentions on Privacy Stop at China’s Borders

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Last October, as Facebook grappled with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a speech in Brussels in which he sought to distance the iPhone maker from its peers. Cook railed against the “data industrial complex,” and chastised companies like Google and Facebook for collecting personal information from users and […]

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Facebook Sweetens Deal for Hackers to Catch Security Bugs

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In the wake of extensive mishandling of user data and a series of security missteps, Facebook has deployed a number of security and privacy initiatives. A key focus: expanding its long-standing bug bounty program. Now Facebook is courting outside hackers more aggressively than ever. Last year, the company began paying bounties for certain bugs researchers […]

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An iTunes Bug Let Hackers Spread Ransomware

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The past week brought a heaping helping of not so comforting cybersecurity news, starting with President Donald Trump’s apparent plans to pull out of the Cold War-era Open Skies treaty. We explained why that would be as bad an idea as it sounds. But that’s just for starters. We also took a look at how […]

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A Bug in Popular Android Phones Gives Hackers Full Control

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The theme of this week is by now a familiar one: “Things keep getting worse.” Starting with the security of countless so-called real time operating systems that all share some variation on the same decades-old code. That makes them all vulnerable to the set of Urgent/11 vulnerabilities we had reported on just the other week. […]

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A DoorDash Breach Exposes Data of 4.9 Million Customers

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A whistleblower complaint about a potentially coercive phone call President Donald Trump had in July with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky led to a congressional hearing and full-on impeachment inquiry this week. At one point in the call, Trump brought up the cybersecurity incident response firm Crowdstrike, indicating that he still doesn’t believe the US intelligence […]

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Some Voting Machines Still Have Decade-Old Vulnerabilities

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In three short years, the Defcon Voting Village has gone from a radical hacking project to a stalwart that surfaces voting machine security issues. This afternoon, its organizers released findings from this year’s event—including urgent vulnerabilities from a decade ago that still plague voting machines currently in use. Voting Village participants have confirmed the persistence […]

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Cloudflare Launches Its Security-Focused Mobile VPN, Again

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In April, Cloudflare, the internet infrastructure giant, launched a security- and speed-focused mobile VPN called Warp. The idea was to offer a sleek, streamlined alternative to the buggy, laggy, generally frustrating options that make up most of the mobile VPN market. But things with Warp didn’t go as planned. In fact, the original release had […]